Saturday, September 16, 2006

2 months to go

There is now only two months left until my trip to Taiwan. We are now going to spend a couple of days in Singapore instead of Hong Kong as previously intended. The tickets have been bought and paid for now so this is the final itinerary.

Anyway I have decided to try something different to my usual study over the next two months and try to learn as many really useful phrases as I possibly can. I think I now know enough Chinese to get myself out of trouble if I really needed to. But it would be really good to be able to truly communicate while I'm there, even if it is in a very limited way.

So here is my list(as it stands at the moment) of phrases that I might get a chance to use,

wo3 hai2 mei2 shui4 xing3 = I'm not awake yet.
wo3 xing3 le = I'm awake.
ni3 chi1 bao3 le ma = Have you eaten yet?
wo3 de du4 zi bao3 le = My stomach is full.
ni3 yao4 chi1 bao1 zi ma = Do you want to eat a steamed stuffed bun?
ni3 yao4 chi1 man2 tou ma = Do you want to eat a steamed bun?
ni3 yao4 he1 dou4 jiang1 ma = Do you want to drink soy milk?
wo3 yao4 qu4 lu3 guan3(lu3 she4) = I want to go to the hotel.
wo3 yao4 kan4 xin1 wen2 = I want to watch the news.
ni3 yao4 kan4 shen2 me dian4 ying3 = What movie do you want to watch?
wo3 yao4 kan4 kong3 bu4 dian4 ying3 = I want to watch a horror movie.
wo3 yao4 kan4 ke1 xue2 huan4 xiang3 dian4 ying3 = I want to watch a sci-fi movie.
wo3 yao4 kan4 xi3 ju4 dian4 ying3 = I want to watch a comedy movie.
wo3 yao4 kan4 ju4 ben3 dian4 ying3 = I want to watch a drama movie.
wo3 yao4 kan4 jing1 xian3 dian4 ying3 = I want to watch a thriller movie.
wo3 yao4 kan4 yin1 yue4 dian4 shi4 jie2 mu4 = I want to watch a music TV show.
ni3 yao4 kan4 shen2 me dian4 shi4 jie2 mu4 = What TV show do you want to watch?
ni3 yao4 ting1 yin1 yue4 ma = Do you want to listen to music?
ni3 yao4 ting1 shen2 me yin1 yue4 = What music do you want to listen to?
ni3 kan4 jian4 le wo3 de peng2 you ma = Have you seen my friend?
ni3 yao3 kan4 jian4 yao2 kong4 qi4 ma = Have you seen the remote control?
ni3 yao4 bu2 yao4 gen1 wo3 qu4 da3 zhuang4 qiu2 = Would you like to go with me and play pool?
ni3 yao4 bu2 yao4 gen1 wo3 qu4 kan4 dian4 ying3 = Would you like to go with me and see a movie?
ni3 yao4 bu2 yao4 gen1 wo3 qu4 he1 cha2 = Would you like to go with me and drink tea?
ni3 yao4 bu2 yao4 gen1 wo3 qu4 guang4 jie2 = Would you like to go shopping with me?

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